By nine this morning we were gassed up and crossing the border into Ojinaga, Mexico. But first the beautiful Aduana Senorita had to satisfy themselves that the bikes were our's and legal. And horrors! I could not find the VIN number on the R1200GS. Fifteen minutes later someone came to our aid and located it right on the steering head. Finally free to ride in Mexico, we toured around the small city and headed south towards the mountains and Peguis Canyon.
A beautiful ride on this cool and clear morning. Up the steep mountains, around tight turns hugging steep and deadly drop offs! Past cliffs of stone, more tight turns---a great mornings ride. Suddenly we arrived, the Peguis Canyon overlook. A shear split right in the middle of this hugh granite mountain. A winding and narrow canyon carved over 1500 feet deep through solid granite. An astonishingly beautiful natural beauty right in the midst of the Chihuahuan Desert.
After 45 minutes of looking in awe and wonder, we were back on the BMWs headed back over the twisty carrettera headed for downtown Ojinaga. Yes, we needed to walk among the shops, visit an iglesia and stop and have our boots shined. by noon we were clearing United States customs and were back in Texas.
The Texas city of Marfa beckoned but first Wayne had to have a small snack. A 12 inch beef and cheese Sub, chips and cookies--just a snack. Finally heading towards Marfa, we stopped to explore the old silver mining ghost town of Shafter. Then back on the bikes, we soon were in Marfa visiting Pasano Hotel, the legendary and stately mansion that housed Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean more than 50 years ago while "Giant" was being filmed.
Evening was approaching so we headed to Alpine, Texas, the home of Sul Ross University and checked into a Best Western. Wayne has just spent the last 90 minutes taking an online exam for an accounting class that he is taking.
And tomorrow? Maybe 300 miles or so back towards Rocksprings and the famous "Bat Cave".